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A podcast for the morbidly curious. From serial killers to ghosts, ancient curses to obscure medical conditions, let us satisfy your curiosity.

(Some episodes may not be appropriate for children. Listener discretion is advised.)

The Morbid Curiosity Podcast Morbid Curiosity Podcast

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    • 4.8 • 506 Ratings

A podcast for the morbidly curious. From serial killers to ghosts, ancient curses to obscure medical conditions, let us satisfy your curiosity.

(Some episodes may not be appropriate for children. Listener discretion is advised.)

    The Tsavo Man-Eaters

    The Tsavo Man-Eaters

    TW: Colonialism, Big Game Hunting, Animal Attacks
    In 1898, two lions began systematically killing and eating Indian workers building a British train line over the River Tsavo in Kenya. Their stealth and cunning made them incredibly difficult to stop. In this episode, Hallie discusses the 9-month incident, the downfall of the lions at the hands of Lt. Col. Patterson, and why the lions may have gone after humans in the first place.

    • 34 min
    Plants That Thrill

    Plants That Thrill

    That's right! The MCP is back! 
     

    In this third instalment of our toxic plants series, we discuss natural hallucinogens with a focus on those found in Central and South America. Where they come from, how they work and what they're used for. Stay tuned during the break for a special announcement!

    • 45 min
    Tarrare

    Tarrare

    Tarrare was 18th century man who could eat almost anything, and did so in large quantities. That included live animals, wooden boxes, and feasts meant for 15 men. In this episode we discuss his life, and what might have been the cause of his condition.
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    • 33 min
    Dancing Mania

    Dancing Mania

    In 1518, the city of Strasbourg was consumed by a strange epidemic: hundreds were struck by the irresistible urge to dance until they died. This incident of Dancing Mania was not the first, and no one knew the cause of such strange behaviour. In this episode, we discuss several incidents of dancing mania, as well as the theories - past and present - about its origin.
     
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    • 29 min
    Sleep Paralysis

    Sleep Paralysis

    In this episode, we discuss a biological phenomenon that has been mistaken for a supernatural experience for hundreds of years. People of the past believed demons, witches, or spirits were sitting on their chests while they slept, crushing them, but today this experience is known as sleep paralysis, and it's far more common than previously thought.
    TW: Sexual Assault
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    • 33 min
    Bloodletting and Leeches

    Bloodletting and Leeches

    Bloodletting is an ancient treatment that persisted until the 18th century. One of the techniques used to let blood were leeches, blood-sucking worms. In this episode, we discuss both the history of bloodletting and these fascinating yet creepy creatures.
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    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
506 Ratings

506 Ratings

Kcummins ,

Morbid Curiosity

I just can’t get enough so glad to have you back on a regular listen

Dagoldenkoa ,

Not original

I have a big issue with this podcast you took someone elses branding if this was not a true crime podcast it would be ok but your branding is way to similar to morbid a true crime podcast you just added 2 words change this

bathmaster ,

Pacing is So Slow

The pacing and cadence of the podcast really made a fascinating topic drag on and on. Couldn’t finish it.

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